TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Some 10 schools and local government units received small-scale composting facilities from the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 02 (DA-RFO2) on Wednesday, June 13.
In a press release, DA-RFO2 said the facilities were distributed to eligible proponents from different areas of the region through the agency’s Organic Agriculture Program.
Facilities given to the beneficiaries were shredder machine, compost rotary, siever machine, vermitea brewer (30L), and greenhouse facility.
These facilities can be used for vermi composting, seedling production, and organic vegetable production, Regional Technical Director for Operations and Extension Robert Olinares said as stated in the release.
Further, Regional Executive Director Lorenzo Caranguian said the new facilities will help beneficiaries in strengthening their organic agriculture production.
Beneficiaries from Cagayan were Baggao National Agricultural School- main, Ballesteros National High School, and the local government unit (LGU) of Allacapan.
From Isabela, beneficiaries were Alfreda Albano High School, Maggasi, Cabagan; Alicia National High School; and LGU Echague.
Meanwhile, LGU Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya; barangay government of Inaban, Dupax Del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya; and Quirino State University Diffun Campus also received facilities.
The lone beneficiary from Batanes is Itbayat National High School.
Beneficiaries were chosen through Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Law, DA Agriculturist George Caday said in the release.
The beneficiaries were also given technical briefing and training on the operation of the said facilities, DA said.
Meanwhile, DA-RFO2 said they have delivered materials needed to put up green house facilities in Cagayan State University Piat Campus, Cauayan City, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya State University Bayombong, Quirino State University, and Batanes province.
“Patuloy ang pakikipagtulungan ng DA RFO 02 at ang kanyang stakeholders upang mas mapaigting ang kampanya ng kagawaran sa programa nitong organic agriculture,” DA-RFO2 said in the release. With reports from Mark Anthony Galibu/DA-RFO2